I’ve been a QA tester for 2 years and I can’t decide whether it’s the right time to find a new role. My daily job is comprised of validating user stories, writing test cases and executing manual tests. So far I haven’t spent much time learning automation. That’s not to say that we can’t, we have the freedom to do so but it’s just been time spent here and there. The company is supportive of learning/education and I will be doing ISTQB soon.
Why am I thinking about applying for a new role? There isn’t a lot of testing specific knowledge in the team at the moment. The QA team is young and still developing. Would I be better off joining a company with an established QA team? They will have a strong knowledge base and I can directly learn from them. I don’t know how long it will take for our QA team get there.
Does this sounds like I’m passive bob waiting to be trained? That’s not what I’m trying to say. I do value spending time outside of work to level up testing skills, but I do have other hobbies as well. Has anyone been in this situation? If there is more info I can add here to clarify, let me know.
P.S. What is it like at the moment seeking and applying remote jobs in QA in the UK during covid?